The Live in the House performance series will begin its season with “The Man in The Arena: Theodore Roosevelt,” a one-man play starring Derek Evans Saturday Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pemberville Opera House.
Theodore Roosevelt — “Teddy” to the world — was the face of America for three decades. Powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal, and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America, he stood for high ideals, and never preached anything he didn’t practice. Roosevelt has been energetically brought back to life by Derek Evans in performances from the White House Visitor Center to grade school classrooms, museums, and theaters across the United States. Come and meet the man Owen Wister called “The most American American who ever lived!”
Derek Evans is a professional actor and scholar who has spent a career of almost 40 years engaged in educational presentations for schools, colleges, museums and libraries. He is a veteran of over 40 stage productions in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.
In addition from 1969 to 1988 he wrote, produced and performed in educational programs in association with Chicago’s Urban Gateways. Since 1995 he has concentrated on living history presentations on Theodore Roosevelt, which have now totaled more than 500 performances.
Tickets are available for $12 at Beeker’s General Store, at the door or by contacting Carol Bailey at 419-287-4848, firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.pembervilleoperahouse.org.
Programs are first Saturday of each month, September through May and season tickets are available as a series for $90.
Also, scheduled for this season are:
October 7, “A Tribute to Patsy Cline”
A 90 min biographical stage production that tells the life story of Country’s legendary Patsy Cline. Narrative & a special dvd visual presentation interlaced between 20+ of Patsy’s most beloved songs telling the story of her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA to her meteoric rise to fame. Patsy Cline’s songs are as popular today as they were when she was alive to sing them herself. Close your eyes, and you’ll swear Patsy is there singing at the Grand Ol’ Opry all of her treasured hits including “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Walkin’ After Midnite”, “Sweet Dreams”, “She’s Got You”, “Leavin’ on Your Mind”, “San Antonio Rose”, “Always”, “Faded Love” and many more!
November 4, Mustards Retreat
“Music to cure what ails you” It comes from our common roots and traditions, pays tribute to those roots and traditions and expands on them. It is music that speaks to peoples hearts and lives and binds them together as an audience.
December dates to be determined ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play’
Sit back and ‘watch’ your radio (in this case, the opera house stage) like they did in the ‘old days!’ Local thespians will present this wonderful Christmas treat to you, complete with a sound effects man and the ‘on air’ and ‘applause’ signs!
January 6, Silent Movie Night
A perennial favorite! Don’t miss this classic form of entertainment complete with the piano accompaniment of Lynne Long.
February 3, Heartland Sings
This vocal group of five voices blend together in beautiful harmonies to bring you a night of wondrous ac capella music.
March 3, Corn Potato Duo
The Corn Potato String Duo has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history.
April 7, Avanti Guitar Trio
The Avanti Guitar Trio is a world-class guitar chamber ensemble whose classical guitar performances are exciting, approachable, and welcoming.
May 5, The General Guinness Band Celtic!!! The band combines songs collected by vocalist and Kilkenny, Ireland native James O’Shea with energetic fiddle tunes, four part harmonies, and Irish step dancing.
Tickets are $12.00 or buy the entire season of nine shows for $90.00, available at Beeker’s General Store